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Emotional or Mental Stress

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Today, we are faced with the new kind of stress never before seen in human history, and it’s directly related to our high-tech, overloaded lifestyles. Doctors are calling it ‘“super stress” and the effects can be devastating, robbing you of good health, energy, mental harmony and quality-of-life.

Your body is designed to be in a relaxed, healing state most of the time. These days, however, most people spend the better part of your day in the super-stress state call the “fight-or-flight” response.

First a primer on Brainwaves.

Neuroscientists have categorized different brainwaves based upon their frequency (think of a radio that has stations transmitting on a particular frequency on the radio dial). The faster frequencies include Beta which is associated with the reaction to stress (fight or flight). Slower frequency brainwaves are Alpha (conscious relaxation/meditation and daydreaming), Theta (subconscious relaxation, where we hold memories, sensations and emotions) and Delta (deep sleep). Your brain is creating all of these frequencies at the same time, however at any particular time one or more frequencies with be increased while others are inhibited.

Your brain copes with fight-or-flight by producing more of a high-intensity brainwave known as beta, and suppressing the more relaxed Alpha. Once your brain habituates to this new stress response pattern, it becomes more difficult for you to wind down and relax. Over time you may experience faulty thinking, poor memory, lack of motivation, negative self talk, difficulty concentrating and lower energy—all of which set the stage for unhealthy lifestyle habits such as stress eating, alcohol abuse and smoking.

Stress Response Testing (SRE)

On your first visit or early in your care, we will perform a Stress Response Evaluation using the Neuroinifiniti in order to assess your brain’s response to stress. Just as important is to evaluate your brain’s ability to recover once that stress is removed. With this information we can better determine the best course of care for your particular concern.

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